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History

Moga, famous for world renowned Nestle, is the 17th District drawn on the map of Punjab State on 24th day of November 1995. Before this, Moga was a part of Faridkot District. Moga town, the headquarter of the District, is situated on the Ferozpur-Ludhiana road. The area of Dharamkot block with 150 villages has been emerged in Moga district, which falls under the jurisdiction of Ferozpur division.Lala Lajpat Rai, an author and politician who is chiefly remembered as a leader in the Indian fight for freedom from the British Raj was born on January 28, 1865 in village Dhudi Ke, in present day Moga district of Punjab, India. He was the eldest son of Munshi Radha Kishan Azad and Gulab Devi, Aggarwal Banias. However, Rai was a practicing Hindu and believed as many Punjabi Hindus do, in the teachings of Sikhism. He spent much of his youth in Jagraon, district Ludhiana, Punjab. His house still stands tall in Jagraon and houses a Library and museum.He was also the founder Punjab National Bank and Lakshmi Insurance Company.

 

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Banks in Moga

Most of the banks in Moga provide Automated teller machine facility for the convenience of the customers. Through the ATM facility the customers can withdraw money 24 hours. Some of the banks also offer credit card and debit card facility. The Banks also provide loan to the agriculturists and landless agricultural laborers who need money. Internet banking is another facility catered by the banks, which has made the whole process of banking very convenient. Some of the banks have introduced core banking which has resulted in the operation of banking process easier all over India.
 

Major Industries

Nestle Moga is one of the biggest private companies in milk business in Punjab. This factory is as food processing Plant of its own kind in North India. Nestle India.

Since 1961 Nestlé has operated the Moga Dairy factory in the Punjab, India. The factory produces milk powders, infant products and condensed milk.
The annual fresh milk intake of the Moga factory has risen from less than 12,000 tons in 1970 to 240,000 tons from 85,000 farmers in 2003. In order to achieve this impressive growth Nestlé India has supported a system of sustainable dairy farming. These sustainable methods involve field staff who provide technical assistance to milk suppliers and farmers about animal health, cattle breeding, fodder production and irrigation.

The regular milk payments and sustainable methods over the past decade have improved the livelihoods of tens of thousands of small-scale farmers in the region. They have had a positive social impact on the community and rural economy of Moga as a whole.

Phone and Communication

Moga is connected to world through very good Landline and Wireless communication network.

There are various land line and Wireless Phone service providers like BSNL,Airtel,Spice,Hutch,Reliance and Vodaphone .Most of the mobile (cell phone) services have good range in all the areas.

Weather Conditions

The climate of this district is on the whole dry except during the brief south-west monsoon season. The year may be divided into four seasons. The cold season is from the middle of November to early part of March. The succeeding period upto the end of June in the summer season, July, August and first half of September constitute the South-West monsoon season. The period from middle September to the middle of November is the post monsoon or transition period.

The summer season sets in April and lasts up to end of June, to be taken over by the rainy season (during which time it becomes hot and humid). The rainy season sets in the beginning of July and lasts up till September's end. The winter season starts after the rains are over from October and lasts up until March's end. May and June are the hottest months of the year in Moga (during which time mercury is known to cross 45 °C).